Dr. Michael Coles

Exercise Science Coordinator

Dr. Michael Coles

Educational Background:

Professor
Exercise Science Coordinator
Doctorate of Philosophy, Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah
Advisor:  Dr. Maurie Luetkemeier, Ph.D.
Master of Arts, Exercise Science, California State University, Fresno
Advisor:  Dr. J. Andrew Doyle, Ph.D.
Bachelor of Arts, Exercise Science/Biology, California State University, Fresno
Advisor:  Dr. Tim Anderson, Ed.D

Recent Publication:

Leininger, L., Coles, M.G., & Gilbert. J.(2010). Comparing Enjoyment and Perceived Exertion Between Equivalent Bouts of Physically Interactive Video Gaming and Treadmill Walking. Health & Fitness Journal of Canada, 3 (1), 12-18.

Coles, M.G., Lyke, J., Greer , F., & Gilbert. J. (2010). Effect of arm and leg hair on body volume measurement using air-displacement plethysmography. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 42 (5) (supplement)), S443.

Coles, M.G., Anderson, T., Morales, J., & Leininger. L. (2009). Self-perception of body composition in lean pole vault athletes. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 41 (5) (supplement)), S203.

Leininger. L, Coles, M.G., Gilbert, J. (2008). Comparing perception of exertion and enjoyment between exergaming and treadmill exercise. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 40 (5) (supplement)), S251.

Recent Conference Presentation:

Coles, M.G., Lyke, J., Greer , F., & Gilbert. J. (2010). Effect of arm and leg hair on body volume measurement using air-displacement plethysmography. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Balitomore, MA.

Coles, M.G., Anderson, T., Morales, J., & Leininger. L. (2009). Self-perception of body composition in lean pole vault athletes. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Seattle, WA.

Leininger. L, Coles, M.G., Gilbert, J. (2008). Comparing perception of exertion and enjoyment between exergaming and treadmill exercise. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.

Graduate Classes Taught:

Kines 230: Statistics

Kines 233: Advanced Exercise Physiology

Kines 235: Laboratory Instrumentation

Kines 238: Exercise Testing, Prescription, and EKG

Current Project(s):

Fitness Testing for the City of Clovis Fire Department

Professional Organizations:

American College of Sports Medicine

Favorite Pastime:

- Coaching my daughter Tori's girls soccer team

- Helping my daughter Alyssa practice gymnastics and piano.

- Riding my motorcycles, exercising, going to concerts, being outside, Las Vegas

- Spending time with my family and friends

Favorite Quote:

"You've gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, and know when to run." - The Gambler.

Biggest Influences on My Life :

- My mom, dad, and grandpa

- My wife

- My kids

- Tim Anderson, Andy Doyle, and Maurie Luetkemeier (mentors and friends)

Personal Hero:

  • Grandpa

Favorite Sports:

  • Rodeo
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Track
  • Golf
  • NASCAR

Favorite Sports to Play:

  • Golf
  • Soccer (Coach)
  • Basketball

Contact Information:

Phone: (559) 278-4166
Email: mcoles@csufresno.edu
Office: South Gym 127